Zanzan Eyewear–a line of French sunglasses built to richen your reality and transport you worldwide with just a single wear.
In the 1960s, Maltese gangsters in London used the word “zanzan” to describe a “rush of style.” In that case, Zanzan Eyewear lives up to its name…and then some. Handmade in a family-run factory in France, Zanzan Eyewear prides itself in reflecting locations and moments in time that are so glamorous, we humans feel humbled to witness them. This ranges from frames based on the glossy modernism of Japan’s Okura Hotel in the 1960s, to sunglasses shaped by the spirit of Jack Kerouac’s frequent cocktail hours at San Francisco’s foggy Vesuvio Café in the 1950s.
Zanzan’s accessories become souvenirs from experiences we may or may not actually have ourselves, like the Le Cinq a Sept glasses, which are inspired by the French euphemism for a visit to one’s mistress (and the sweet relief that might entail).